Tuesday, 7 February 2012

It's been a while...

sorry not been in a particularly chatty mood recently - lots going on but I have still been doing a bit of crafting here and there.

Here is card I made for my friend who is the big 50 on Thursday:

as you can tell she is one of my sewing buddies!

I have also been having a play with masks and masking fluid recently - nothing is particularly finished but here are a couple of my works in progress:

this is done using Tim's dies, masking fluid, a couple of distress inks and a script stamp.  I don't know if any of you watch Bored To Death which is a quirky little detective show that is on Sky Atlantic - it's actually worth watching just for Ted Danson who plays a fantastic odd ball character in it.  Well anyway the starting titles are just a fantastic piece of artwork - they start off with a detective novel book cover then go on to an animated sequence which is what I have tried to replicate above (this is my second attempt) basically the houses and street lamp are pencil drawings and my reindeer is actually a man on the original and they are all coloured in with varying amounts of script - I did a pencil drawing but the images are a lot clearer with the backgrounds inked with a light distress ink first - not sure which one to go with or what do with them yet - I am thinking of making a larger version as a picture for the house and will probably turn the above into a Christmas card.  I have made several other backgrounds using masking fluid - I actually bought it for part of my art course but have found it to be great used in conjunction with masks.  I have no mojo at the moment though so nothing is getting finished.

Here is another background I have prepared just using a creative expressions mask and some masking tape:

goes well with my tablecloth doesnt it!  Will probably put some London ephermera on this using my London stamps - we shall see.

A big hello to rhiannynn - thanks for following me :)

Thanks for looking - Tired from Solihull


Bernice said...

I've missed you - texting and blogging

Sam said...

Hello Deary. Lovely card there. It is gorgeous. I know your friend will like it.

Missus Wookie said...

That table cloth confused me! Been busy too - glad you are crafting and playing with the masking fluid. Thinking that might be fun to play with :)

Mrs A. said...

I like this card you did for your friend. No I haven't sucummbed and bought any T.H. stains yet. I needed to get fresh supplies of double sided tape and plain craft paper for cards so I wss very good and only bought to replace. Hugs Mrs A.

Artyjen said...

I don't have Sky so have not a clue about the programme!! LOL Your images are great though....roll on the better weather and lighter days and perhaps we can all get a bit of that mojo back!
xoxo Sioux

BetteK said...

I didn't think it appropriate to post this in either of your posts about your dear Grandmother so came down to this one. I have just got round to passing on my Liebster Award and would like to give one to you. Love Debbie xXx